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May 02, 2015 3:26 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Qualifying: As it happened

Just learned of Geoff Duke's passing. Crash ought to write an article remembering this great racer and multiple world champion, who dominated the first era of racing. He won his first race at the IOM in 1950 on a Norton, and won races riding Nortons and Gileras, accumulating 4 of the first 7 500cc motorcycle world championships. He won his last race in 1958, also on a Norton. It was the only race in 1958 and 1958 that was not won by MV Augusta and John Surtees. Fittingly, Geoff passed away at his home on the Isle of Man. RIP Geoff Duke, congratulations on a life well lived. I wish I'd seen him race. Codger? where are you?


May 03, 2015 12:26 PM

MotoGP » Moto2 Spain - Race Results

Congrats to Folgar, and a good close race. And also to Rabat for not getting taken out... What is it about Jerez? Alex Rins last corner lunge looked optimistic, but I felt for him going so close, crashing, picking up the pieces and making it down the last straight ony to see all the points positions already filled.


May 02, 2015 3:11 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Full Qualifying Results

Vale Geoff Duke, one of the original Motorcycle racing champions... 4 500cc world championships (equal fourth place on the all-time list), and 22 race victories (equal 11th). He rode in an era when each race calendar usually involved a large slab of new race circuits, and there were only a handful of races each year...Today's safe circuits are for pussies by comparison, as GPs were fought out often on road circuits, like the IOM. Of course, it is poignant to mark the passing of one of the greats, but at 92 years old, having survived the most dangerous era of GP racing, it should be marked with more celebration than sadness! Once again, vale Geoff Duke.


May 02, 2015 2:13 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Spain - Full Qualifying Results

People, I'm not sure that qualifying is a good predictor of race result unless the poleman also dominates all prior sessions... Anyway...back on topic, that was an amazing lap from Lorenzo. Interesting that he felt he'd already bagged a front row start, so on that lapped he basically put everything on the line (with little to lose), and nailed it. Props to Lorenzo. I hope it helps him recover to a more competitive position.


April 30, 2015 5:07 PM

MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa delays MotoGP return

46Renovation: ... such a dismal record at the Motogp level ...
Yes, if you say so... but how do you explain the fact that BEHIND him on the ALL-TIME 500cc/MotoGP winners list sits Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Geoff Duke, Kenny Roberts, John Surtees, Freddie Spencer, Barry Sheene, Wayne Gardner and Marc Marquez? and the list goes on... I can think of lots of ways to describe Dani's GP record, but "dismal" really doesn't come into play... maybe for your GP career though? I know, you respect him, an' all, it's just that he's never been premier class champion, an' all...right mate?

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